About About the Solar Museum

The Museum of Solar Energy is a collection of solar photovoltaic artifacts dating back to the early 1900s. The museum collection is here to enjoy and inspire the next generation of solar cells and products.

Special Thanks!

This project takes a lot of people to complete.

Special thanks to Ed Sharpe at the Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communications and Computation (SMECC) for his continued support and artifacts for the Solar Museum.

Founding Members

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Karl Wagner

Karl is a founder of Solar Museum, and is a full-fledged solar energy enthusiast. Most of the items in the museum are from his carefully curated personal collection. He lives in Minnesota.

Articles by Karl
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Danielle Rhodes

Danielle is behind-the-scenes helping keep solar museum on track. She has a design and web background experience.

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Peter Sahlberg

Pete designed & developed The Museum or Solar Energy website. He has a passion for graphic design & web technologies.


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Aniketa Shinde

Aniketa Shinde is science consultant and content author for the Solar Museum. She has a PhD in Physics and her research interests include materials science, nanomaterials, and solar fuels.

Articles by Aniketa